Culloden Battlefield – National Trust for Scotland

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Date of travel

June, 2021

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Adult family

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I visited in June while on holiday in the Highlands. It was a very interesting and moving experience. You can walk round the battlefield which is classed as a war grave and you are asked to treat it with suitable respect. It’s very peaceful; the skylarks were singing and it’s full of rare wildflowers like wild orchids. If you are lucky you will see the two “hairy coos” used to keep the grass down. There are also goats but I didn’t see them. The museum/exhibition centre is one of the best I’ve seen. It tells the story from the Government point of view on one side and from the Jacobite point of view on the other side; it’s a walk-through exhibition. Bonnie Prince Charlie arrived in summer of 1745 and it was all over by April 1746. There is a short but realistic film of the battle – not suitable for children.

Definitely worth the entry fee, especially if you get the pensioner discount. There is of course the usual café and gift shop – not cheap but some lovely items on sale.


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